Melchizedek Alipio and Nestor Michael Tiglao
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute
College of Engineering
Cache-Based Transport Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey and Future Directions. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 88: 29-49, 15 June 2017.
Catchy title of research: A Comprehensive Survey of Cache-based Transport Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks
The main functions of transport layer of the network stack is to guarantee end-to-end reliability and error control. This means that the network protocol must be able to deliver all packets sent from the source to the intended destination. In wireless sensor network, these objectives are more difficult to achieve compared with wired networks because of the higher probability of error due to interference and loss of connection due to the broadcast nature of wireless transmission.Cache-based transport protocols leverage the use of caching some nodes in the network to keep copies of the packets and if necessary retransmit them from those nodes closer to the destination than the source. This mechanism can improve network performance but will add complexity to the protocols.
Link to the article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1084804517301443
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